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Jul 30, 2011 7:00pm EDT
for watching. i'm wolf blitzer. join us week days from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. eastern, and saturdays at :p.m. eastern on cnn. and tomorrow night 9:00 p.m. eastern, don lemon and i will be co-anchoring a special on the debt crisis. you will want to see what's going on. the stakes are enormous. cnn "newsroom with don lemon" starts right now. >>> all right, thank you very much. it is the top of the hour. we begin with breaking news, i'm don lemon, everyone. if you need one more sign that the debate over raising the nation's debt ceiling is far from over, it happened just last hour on capitol hill. not only do the two sides have big differences over how to raise the ceiling and avoid default, they can't even agree on whether they're making progress. democratic senate leader harry reid and republican senate leader mitch mcconnell on the senate floor moments ago. look. >> today the speaker republican leader held a press conference to announce they're in talks with the president and that a bargain to raise the debt ceiling is in the works and is close. in president, members of the senate, that's
CNN
Jul 13, 2011 2:00pm PDT
. >> we do have to go. that's where we have to leave it. joe johns, thank you. now to wolf blitzer. "the situation room" starts right now. >> happening now, the president and the congressional leadership, they're diving into debt talks for a fourth straight day. this hour, the federal reserve chairman meanwhile is warning that failure to reach a deal will create a major financial crisis for the united states. we're standing by for word of any progress. let's see if it happens. also, u.s. senators call for an investigation of rupert murdoch's media empire as the company pays a new price for its phone hacking scandal. could a massive probe now under way in britain happen here in the united states? and the obama money-maybing machine. who's behind the cash and can the republicans compete? >>> president obama and the congressional leadership are under enormous pressure right now, about 40 minutes into their latest round of debt crisis talks. they haveless than three weeks until the deadline to raise the legal limit on the federal debt. and by all accounts, they're still very far apart. what
CNN
Jul 12, 2011 3:00pm EDT
candidate ron paul just made a big announcement about his future. wolf blitzer is standing by. he's going to break it down for all of us next. ♪ hey, gramps, what do you got in there? well, a trout lure, a set of dentures, broadway albums. you know -- stuff. yeah. about that. that big wheel behind us... yeah? he's got a flat-screen, swivel chairs, and a fridge. oh. hey, man! can we come over tonight? it's surprising just how affordable an rv vacation can be. visit gorving.com and get a free video. or see an rv dealer. go affordably. go rving. on our car insurance. great! at progressive, you can compare rates side by side, so you get the same coverage, often for less. wow! that is huge! [ disco playing ] and this is to remind you that you could save hundreds! yeah, that'll certainly stick with me. we'll take it. go, big money! i mean, go. it's your break, honey. same coverage, more savings. now, that's progressive. call or click today. >>> let's go to wolf blitzer in washington with the latest news, fresh off the cnn political ticker. wolf blitzer, happy tuesday to you. >> happy tuesday
CNN
Jul 30, 2011 2:00pm PDT
, wolf blitzer and i will break down all of the hurdles and options as we near the deadline for reaching a deal to avoid default. get it done, countdown to debt crisis, tomorrow night, 9:00 p.m. eastern, right here on cnn, make sure you tune n. >>> meantime, anger over washington's indecision and infighting over the debt crisis. listen. >> i'm saying to washington, let's get it together, let's realize the impact that it's having on the american people, get out of your vacuum, get off your butt. >> and that's from a businessman who needs a resolution right now or his customers may disappear. meantime, while the country tries to figure out how to pay its bills, minorities in america face the same problem and a new report shows it's only getting worse. we're talking with the head of the national urban league to find out what can be done to help. >>> and you don't see this every single day. it is a jet plane that is split in half, the amazing stories of survival, straight ahead here on cnn. >>> congress, would you guys please remember the golden rule? do unto others as you would have them do
CNN
Jul 31, 2011 1:00am PDT
. wolf blitzer and i will break down all the hurdles and options as we near the deadline for reaching a deal. get it done. countdown to debt crisis, tomorrow night right here on cnn. we're not going far away from the story. we're watching capitol hill and the white house where it is going to be a very long night at least, and we know now that they're going to convene tomorrow. at noon and they're going to vote at 1:00 p.m. eastern. they're packing up now and getting ready to go home. also ahead this hour, my conversation with rand paul, republican senator, about the debt stalemate. plus, i want you to listen this. >> some two steps back, pulled my glock 40 and just ten bullets in your [ bleep ]. >> al ohio police officer is caught on tape threatening a motorist. we'll show you the video that's gone viral and talk about the case with legal contributor holly hughes. many of you are asking for information through social media. we're back in a moment. [ female announcer ] what if your natural beauty could be flawless too? discover aveeno positively radiant tinted moisturizers with scienti
CNN
Jul 31, 2011 3:00pm PDT
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CNN
Jul 21, 2011 2:00pm PDT
in pakistan right now. i'm wolf blitzer, you're in "the situation room." first, a powerful reminder today, if they don't reach an agreement in the next 11 days, all hell could brea look. standard & poor's is warning the nation could be shoved back into recession very soon after the august 2i deadline passes with the clock ticking and stakes rising, our own jessica yellin learned that leaders plan to meet this hour at the white house. we're learning a good deal more about where the talks stand. kate bolduan has the latest. what do you know? >> both sides, all sides are cautioning and stressing that there is no deal. we are learning that president obama and house speaker john boehner are making a fresh drive to strive for one maybe last effort on this some of the ideas could include $3 trillion in debt reduction. that could include spending cuts of possibly a trillion or more, entitlement reform that could possibly include changing the age eligibility for -- of medicare, and also on the issue of revenues, there's discuss of whether the bush era tax cuts for higher income earners should expi
CNN
Jul 20, 2011 5:00pm EDT
pop next time. joe johns, thanks as always. now to my friend wolf blitzer. "the situation room" starts right now. >> brooke, thanks very much. happening now, president obama meets with house republican leaders this hour in a last-minute push to prevent a national debt disaster. we'll read the fine print of a bipartisan compromise getting lots of attention right now. new political fireworks over phone hacking. the british prime minister gets hammered. and the fbi is now moving forward with its investigation right here in the united states. and a war of words between two florida lawmakers. democratic party chairwoman debbie wasserman-shultz joins me to respond to a congressman's rant calling her vile, unprofessional and despicable. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> right now, six u.s. senators are giving new momentum to talks aiming at avoiding a national catastrophe in the united states. their bipartisan compromise to slash the deficit. only 12 dpas left, president obama is due to meet this hour with house speaker john boehner and majority leader eric cantor. this ju
CNN
Jul 9, 2011 3:00pm PDT
for watching. see you back here one hour from now, the situation room with candy crow lie in for wolf blitzer begins in just moments. >> a new punch in the gut for jobless americans and the obama white house. this hour the cold hard numbers in a very disappointing jobs report. it's new ammunition for your again talks to prevent america from defaulting on its debt. also this hour one of the best selling newspapers on the planet is shutting down. tainted by a phone hacking scandal. and the political and legal short fallout gross with the arrest of a former aide to the british prime minister. and a chilling new threat to air security. terrorists bent on blowing up bombs surgically implanted in their body. welcome to our viewers. wolf blitzer is off. i'm candy crowley and you're in the situation room. >> a lot of pain and not enough gain in the newest snapshot of unemployment in this country. a new report shows 18,000 jobs were created in june. that is so far short of the as many as 125,000 jobs that economists were predicting. the unemployment rate unexpectedly rose to 9.2%, up from 9.1 that bri
CNN
Jul 31, 2011 11:00am PDT
to find a solution to the debt crisis? wolf blitzer and don lemon break down the hurdles and options. don't miss "get it done", only on cnn. >>> there is hope apparently, iran may soon free two impris imprisoned american hikers. the reason why next. specialists, lots of doctors, lots of advice... and my hands were full. i couldn't sort through it all. with unitedhealthcare, it's different. we have access to great specialists, and our pediatrician gets all the information. everyone works as a team. and i only need to talk to one person about her care. we're more than 78,000 people looking out for 70 million americans. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. [pig oinking] [hissing] [oink] [oinking] [ding] announcer: cook foods to the right temperature using a food thermometer. 3,000 americans will die from food poisoning this year. keep your family safer. check your steps at foodsafety.gov. [oinking] >>> an iranian court is expected to rule on fate of pro imprisoned hikers, josh fattal and sarah shourd and shane bauer. shourd was released last year. a court hearing was held today. a law
CNN
Jul 23, 2011 3:00pm PDT
platform topped off with a tiara the queen loaned katherine for that wedding. >>> wolf blitzer joins us in such a few minutes. first breaking news. we want to get you caught up right now. >>> survivor describing how he avoided the gunman that shot up a youth camp in norway. 85 people died following a bombing in the capital of oslo which claimed seven lives. police have suspect in custody. michael, what's happening now? >> reporter: yeah. i can tell you, we've just heard on local media here that the lawyer for the suspect in this case, his name is anders behring breivik, the lawyer is telling the local television here that the shooting suspect believed that his actions were atrocious, but necessary. that's within the last few minutes. his lawyer saying that he believed his actions were atrocious but necessary. and how atrocious were there? 85 people, most of them kids killed over there on that island, a couple of miles from where i stand right now. behind me is the hotel that's all day been a center for parents of those kids and parents of kids who survived this as well. coming together.
CNN
Jul 29, 2011 12:00pm PDT
, wolf blitzer. wolf, before you get to the ticker, quickly here, i have just noticed on president barack obama's twitter page, i don't know if you've seen this, but whoever it is that's tweeting for him, they're going line by line, tweeting to these different republicans with, and each and every time, at the end of the tweet, it says "hash tag, compromise." social media trying to get compromise done on the debt deal. >> if you were listening to his speech, and i know you were, because you were tweeting earlier, @brookebcnn, that's your handle, right? >> you got it. >> if you were listening right at the very end, he said, you know what, if you agree with me, get in touch with members of congress, call their offices, e-mail them, tweet them. he really wants to put the pressure on other republicans, especially to come around and make some sort of compromise. that was one of the messages he had. he also pointed out that if you take a look objectively at what boehner is proposing in the house, what harry reid is proposing in the senate, there are some similarities. there are not all that many
CNN
Jul 20, 2011 12:00pm PDT
equals politics update. let's go to wolf blitzer. what do you have? >> i'm going to tell you, i love that piece you just had on about the singer. >> don't you love that? >> that was so moving. i could see your eyes beginning to get a little moist, am i right or wrong? >> a little bit. >> did you get a little emotional. >> i love hearing italian opera and hearing him sing. >> what a story, too. let me tell you about some politics going on. your eyes are not going to get moist hearing about the political ticker stuff. but i'll tell you what's going on. the president is meeting with democrats, democratic leaders, republican leaders. he's desperately searching for some sort of breakthrough. we did hear a little bit of a tweak in the white house position. remember last week, and you do remember this, brooke, i'm sure. he said he was not going to go along with a 30 day, a 60-day, a 90-day, or even a 120-day whatever extension. some stop gap, short-term measure. today the white house is saying if it's necessary for a few days, he's willing to go along with an extension beyond the august 2 d
CNN
Jul 29, 2011 6:00pm PDT
harry reid to explain why that decision was taken. i'm here with wolf blitzer, my colleague. wolf, what is about to happen here? what is the explanation? is it as simple as, sorry, you are republicans, we didn't like the bill. we're democrats, we're not having it? >> it's not that simple. they have to come up with some compromise, some sort of plan that can pass the senate and go back to the house of representatives and pass there something that the president could sign that would allow the united states to raise the debt ceiling and avert some sort of financial disaster come tuesday. it's not simple at all, so they need to work together. the mainstream, main leadership, democrats and republicans, they need to find a way to come up with the bare minimum to get over this hump. it's a huge, huge obstacle, standing in the way of an mechanic recovery, if you will. so the stakes really are enormous. >> what we're waiting for here is senate majority leader harry reid, about to explain why the senate has rejected john boeh r boehner's bill. let's go to jessica yellin while we wait. cnn's chie
CNN
Jul 25, 2011 12:00pm PDT
. cool? ♪ >>> time now for your cnn equals politics update. let's go to wolf blitzer with the latest. wolf, what do you have? >> brooke, thanks very much. we're expecting to hear from the republicans in the house of representatives, i know you'll be covering it momentarily. the house speaker has a proposal that he's putting forward to see if they can advance the situation as far as raising the nation's debt ceiling. only one week to go before the u.s. could potentially default on some of its loans, some of its financial obligations. you heard harry reid come out with his plan a little while ago. harry reid's plan, as you pointed out, has no tax increases which is what the republicans want. at the same time, no real cuts in entitlement spending like social security or medicare. i just posted it on our cnn situation room blog. something very interesting. both the president and the speaker, president obama and john boehner, they were both llg -- willing to upset their respective bases. the president willing to have cuts in entitlement spending, medicare, social security, medicaid, chang
CNN
Jul 30, 2011 3:00pm PDT
. in the meantime special live edition "the situation room" with wolf blitzer. he's following the debt crisis in washington. wolf, take it away. >> thanks very much. happening now, crisis talks over at the white house. washington's top democrats go behind closed doors. are they on the verge of offering a deal to the republicans? on capitol hill, republican leaders now say they are confident and optimistic. their latest prediction, a national default is not going to happen but are democrats singing the same tune? senators appear ready to work late into the night and lawmakers confirm there are right now ongoing talks at the highest levels. but will a deal take shape or could it still fall apart? we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room". it's been a day of dramatic changes in washington's debt crisis. within the past few hours capitol hill's angry partisanship gave way to serious negotiations, and then to predictions of an agreement within the very near future, one top republican, the senator minority leader mitch
CNN
Jul 1, 2011 6:00am PDT
on woun interview with wolf blitzer, former president clinton talked about whether this is a hard deadline and why it's such a big deal. >> well, i think i know it's a hard deadline in the sense that just letting it happen will have, at the very least, a short term adverse effect on our standing in the world, on our credit, on people thinking we're a grown-up country who know what we are doing. now, how bad the long-term damage is will be determined by how quickly we remedy it, but it's -- since it's never happened before, it's impossible to be absolutely specific, but it's nutty. what you're really saying when you don't raise the debt limit is not you want to balance the budget in the future. it is, i'm sorry, i'm so mad, i can't get my way, i'm not going to pay our past debts and a grown-up country can't do that. we can't afford to do that. >> he went on to say he believes congress will reach some kind of short-term deal. >>> coming up on july fourth weekend expect a year a lot of people singing the national anthem but don't expect our next guest to be one of them. a pastor explains his
CNN
Jul 1, 2011 2:00pm PDT
holiday weekend. thank you so much. same to all of you as well. now to wolf blitzer. >>> al qaeda forces looking to expand their turf in the west. plus an international financeer is now freed from house arrest in new york city. the case against the former imf chief dominique strauss-kahn may be falling apart right now because of very serious questions about his accuser's credibility. and how the idea of fox news may have been hatched in the republican white house. the secret blueprint dug up now from the nixon library archives. i'm wolf blitzer here in "the situation room." >>> exactly two months after osama bin laden was killed, elements of his al qaeda network are joining forces to keep his campaign of terror alive. we're learning about a merger of sorts between al qaeda militants in yemen and neighboring somalia. our pentagon correspondent has some exclusive details. barbara, tell us what you know. >> we've been digging for the last several days and several u.s. officials tell us that indeed they have intelligence that convinces them that al qaeda in yemen and the al qaeda-related gro
CNN
Jul 5, 2011 2:00pm PDT
's parents, cindy and george anthony. joe johns is in for wolf blitzer. >>> happening now, breaking news. casey anthony found not guilty for the death of her 2-year-old daughter caylee. how jurors reached this decision. the shock and the second guessing. and what's likely to happen to casey anthony next. wolf blitzer is off. i'm joe johns, and you're in the situation room. >> tears of joys from casey anthony and gasps of surprise. jurors in orlando, florida, clearing anthony of all the most serious counts against her in the death of her 2-year-old daughter caylee. we have a release from the family. while the family may never know what happened to caylee marie anthony, they have closure in this chapter of their life. they will now begin the long process of rebuilding their lives. the family believes the jury made a fair decision based on the evidence presented, the testimony presented, the scientific information presented, and the rules given to them. the family homes that they will be given the time by the media to reflect on this verdict and decide the best way to move forward privately
CNN
Jul 27, 2011 2:00pm PDT
's go to wolf blitzer. "situation room" starts right now. >>> the political temperature here in washington, now tipping the scales as the white house intensifies both parties over how to solve the debt crisis. fears that a solution won't be reached in time are quickly, quickly potentially, at least, becoming a reality. what is president obama doing right now to end this bitter gridlock? the white house press secretary jay carney will join me just minutes from now. plus, even if congress agrees on a last-minute deal, the country's coveted aaa credit rating could be compromised. the unpresence dented consequences for all of us. and why some lawmakers argue the looming august 2 deadline isn't the armageddon the president says it is. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." we're only five days away from what could lead to unprecedented default in the united states if the political sparring between our elected officials here in washington doesn't stop. and we can't emphasize enough how devastating the repercussions could be, not only here, but indeed around the world. in
CNN
Jul 30, 2011 5:00am PDT
report on the debt crisis, join wolf blitzer and don lemon for a breakdown on the hurdles, options, obstacles, "get it done, countdown to debt crisis" right here on cnn. >>> let's get out of d.c., shall we, and go a few hundred miles south. in another government is dealing with its own debt problems. we're talking about jefferson county, alabama. officials there were ready to file chapter 9 bankruptcy. that would allow them to restructure more than $4 billion in debt. a lot of that debt is from a court-ordered improvement to the county's sewer system. but the bankruptcy deal is now on hold for at least a week as the county tries to work out a settlement with its creditors. >> we will take a look at whatever they propose, if they propose something. they may not propose anything. fine. then it's our move. >> it would have to be close and it cannot involve a double digit rate increase. so we're open for a bankruptcies have always been my last option and we're down to the end of our rope. we have to have a settlement. >> let me explain what this means now. jefferson county, if they end
CNN
Jul 31, 2011 3:00am PDT
a solution to this debt crisis. wolf blitzer and don lemon breaking down the obstacles and options. that's countdown to debt crisis, tonight at 9:00 on cnn. >>> turn to iran now where a last-minute pardon spares one man, the retaliatory eye for an eye sentence. literally. it was the change of heart behind this decision. you saw her picture just there. she was blinded when a man threw acid in her face. after he was convicted her attacker was sentenced to suffer the same fate in accordance with islamic law. but today, minutes before he was to have acid put in his eyes, blinding him, bahrami asked for the punishment to be stopped. the case got a lot of attention around the world that may have played a part in her decision. also in iran this morning, two american hikers held in tehran for the past two years are back in court today. this is the second hearing for josh fattal and shane bauer. the two men along with sarah shourd were hiking along the border of iran when they were arrested. this was two years ago. iranian police say the three illegally crossed into iran. they were charged with s
CNN
Jul 15, 2011 2:00pm PDT
, will she shun the media spotlight or will she try to capitalize on her supposed fame? i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >> president obama back at the bully pulpit for the second time this week to make sure ameripay bill. he went before reporters to keep pushing raising the debt ceiling limit before the august 2 deadline. he seems to be softening his terms somewhat. let's go to the white house. our correspondent dan lothian has the very latest. >> he said it' time for law makers from both parties to make tough choices. he says he's been willing to put entitlement programs on the table, but even so, there's no deal tonight. and some republicans are saying it's time for the president to put his own plan on the table, not make another speech. president obama still thinks the so-called big deal option is the right deal. >> what's important is that even as we raise the debt ceiling, we also solve the problem of underlying debts and deficits. i'm glad congressional leaders don't want to default, but i think the american people expect more than that. they expect us to solve this pr
CNN
Jul 18, 2011 2:00pm PDT
to wolf blitzer. "situation room" starts right now. >> thanks very much, brook. >>> two weeks before the united states may plunge into financial crisis. plu, media mogul rupert murdoch is just hours away from being grilled and lambasteds by british law makers and now a whistleblower in the growing phone hackl scandal reportedly is dead. and a 77-year-old man defends his home and family from an intruder with a gun. stand by for the dramatic story. that's even more compelling because -- get this -- he's a member of the united states congress. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> the u.s. defaulting on its debt for the first time in history? we can't state it enough, this has enormous consequences for all of us, and time is quickly running out to prevent what the president calls armageddon. let's check in with kate baldwin. she's standing by with the latest. where do the negotiations stand right now? >> the two top republicans in the house. no official readout from the white house, but president obama says we are making progress when asked today by reporters how the deb
CNN
Jul 21, 2011 12:00pm PDT
appreciate it. >> thanks. >>> wolf blitzer is standing by, including a major staff shake up for one of the gop contenders. of at&t and t-mobile would deliver our next generation mobile broadband experience to 55 million more americans, many in small towns and rural communities, giving them a new choice. we'll deliver better service, with thousands of new cell sites... for greater access to all the things you want, whenever you want them. it's the at&t network... and what's possible in here is almost impossible to say. an accident doesn't have to slow you down. with better car replacement, available only from liberty mutual insurance, if your car's totaled, we give you the money to buy a car that's one model-year newer... with 15,000 fewer miles on it. there's no other auto insurance product like it. better car replacement, available only from liberty mutual. it's a better policy that gets you a better car. call... or visit one of our local offices today, and we'll provide the coverage you need at the right price. liberty mutual auto insurance -- responsibility. what's your policy? >
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Jul 25, 2011 5:00pm EDT
and so much more just ahead. i'm wolf blitzer, and you're in "the situation room." you'll eyes will be on the president of the united states tonight in just three hours. we'll address the nation from the white house on the looming u.s. debt disaster. and just two minutes after the president finishes his remarks, we've just learned this, house speaker john boehner will immediately follow the president with the remarks of his own. our special coverage will begin at 8:00 p.m. eastern and the duelling speeches are coming on the heels of new duelling plans released today that would allow the government to keep borrowing and avoid a default which could happen as soon as one week from tomorrow unless, unless a deal is reached. our chief white house correspondent jessica yellin begins our coverage this hour. all right. jess characters tell us what we're learning right now. >> reporter: hi, wolf. first i'll begin by giving you the highlights of the two different competing pieces of legislation moving on the hill. first there is the bill moving by speaker john boehner, and his plan would
CNN
Jul 12, 2011 5:00pm EDT
lawmakers who are investigating phone hackers within his media empire. i'm wolf blitzer in "the situation room." all right, bargaining over america's debt under way right now. president obama went into the fourth round of talks in recent days, upping the ante. he's suggesting that failure to reach a deal by the august 2 deadline could immediately cost many americans who rely on a government check to get by. they're meeting inside the west wing as we speak. what's the latest. >> as we speak, wolf, this is really the first time we've heard the president specifically illustrate consequences that will make many americans ears perk up. this as this meeting continues. no cameras allowed today for a photo opportunity as president obama talks with the top eight democrats and republicans in the house and senate is an impasse over tax increases continues. >> as an impasse over tax increases continues. president obama illustrated a nightmare scenario where social security payments stop going out if the u.s. fails to raise the debt ceiling by august 2. >> i cannot guarantee that those checks go out o
CNN
Jul 16, 2011 3:00pm PDT
in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> one of the world's biggest media empires in crisis now. rupert murdoch publicly apologizing for serious wrongdoing and is now the front tabloid, the news of the world. the new ad in british newspapers coming days before he and his son are scheduled to face members of parliament. our correspondent brian todd and allan chernoff are standing by. first to london and our senior correspondent don rivers is standing by. are people in london, dan, still as shocked as they were over these past few days? >> reporter: i think so, yeah. i mean, this has been a seismic week in british politics. a week that will be written about for decades to come, i think. just having all of the main political parties that are normally squabbling at each other's throats suddenly united, but they're united because of their contempt and outrage at what rupert murdoch's papers are alleged to have done, whereas they spent the last 20 years assiduously trying to get as close as possible to murdoch and court favor with his
CNN
Jul 11, 2011 4:00pm PDT
on the planet right now. max foster, cnn, los angeles. >>> that's it for me. i'm wolf blitzer in "the situation room." for our international viewers, world report is next. in north america, "john king usa" starts right now. >>> thanks, wolf. good evening. tonight's britain's tabloid scandal escalates. two rupert murdoch-owned newspapers obtained and published information about prime minister gordon brown's family and finances. and tensions between the united states and syria, near a boiling point tonight. a government that beats its own people when they march peacefully slow to offer help when the united states embassy sund attack. >>> tonight the united states being unable to pay its bills because it's maxed out its credit line. to get more spending power president obama is trying to broker a deal with congress that would slash $2 trillion in red ink over the next decade. republicans refuse to raise taxes. president obama is left to sound like a nagging parent. no breakthrough at this afternoon's white house session. the president will reconvene the talks tomorrow. let's discuss the stakes and
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